We are not depressed, just distracted

There is a very inspiring speech of Facundo Cabral that reflects the importance of positive and grateful attitude in life. It’s a good message for facing difficulties, like when we have a family member who is losing memory, or we feel we are getting older and our mind is not so clear, or we are sad because the person we love is no longer as he/she was before …

These are some parts of his brilliant speech:

“You’re not depressed, just distracted. Distracted from the life that inhabits you. You have heart, brain, soul and spirit … then, how can you feel poor and unhappy?

Do not fall into what your father fell, that he feels old because he is seventy, forgetting that Moses led the Exodus to the eighties and Rubinstein played Chopin as anyone at ninety, to mention only two known cases. “

“Sometimes we don’t feel happy, and it is so easy! Just listen to your heart before intervening your head that is conditioned by memory, complicating everything with old things, with orders from the past, prejudices, that chain: the dividing head, that is impoverished, the head does not accept life as it is, but as it should be. Do only what you love and be happy. ”

“We have plenty of things in life to enjoy: the winter snow and spring flowers, the Perugia chocolate, the French baguette, Mexican tacos, Chilean wine seas and rivers, the Brazilian soccer and Chez Davidoff cigars. We can enjoy the Thousand and One Nights, The Divine Comedy, Don Quixote, Pedro Paramo, boleros Manzanero and Whitman’s poetry, Mahler, Brahms, Ravel, Debuzzi, Mozart, Schopain, Beethoven, Caravallo, Rembrandt, Velázquez, Cézanne, Picasso and Tamayo among many wonders. ”

You’re not depressed, just distracted …

Fear distracts us from the love that is wise and courageous because when we love, we know that there is neither action nor end, looking in and the clouds disappear from the periphery; be still and silent to listen to your inner wisdom…”

Here you can listen a great part of his speech: You’re not depressed, just distracted

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